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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 November 2021 16:59)

YMCA New Zealand Appoints Sean McKinley as Secretary General


Sean McKinley has significant experience across the private, public and non-government sectors with a focus on education and professional regulation, both nationally and internationally. After completing postgraduate studies in industrial and organisational psychology at Canterbury University he was employed in a number of positions within the New Zealand justice sector and international education. Following this his most recent management roles have included the General Manager of Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa - Playcentre Aotearoa, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Veterinary Council, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Social Workers Registration Board and Executive Director of the New Zealand Psychological Society. Sean has a demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, government process and policy. In June 2021 he was appointed by the Minister of Education as a Board member of Toitū te Waiora (the Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council). He is also currently a lay member appointed by the Minister of Health to both the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board. Sean McKinley beings his position on 8 November.